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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Friday Firsties, Gerbil Nation! Comet viewing was better last night (we could see the comet), but not as good as Monday night when we only had one pair of binoculars. The marine layer didn’t push in as far, but there was still just enough to make the comet fuzzy. Oh well, at least we were able to see it. I get to record more training lessons today. Oh boy! At least I don’t have to be perfect. If I mess up, I can just put in a 5 second pause and start that slide over. Someone else will edit… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

How easily did you adapt from classroom to distance learning as an instructor?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

It took me about a month, but I already had experience using online platforms to post my slide decks, homework, and recorded lectures. For most teachers who aren’t afraid of technology, it takes about a year to achieve an acceptable level of competence.

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Happy Friday, GN! Given how much I pay attention to the news, I knew nothing of this comet until my neighborhood walk this morning. You’d think my StarTracker app would have notified me. Boo! It’s still hot here on the prairie, and I’m whittling through cooling techniques for one stretch of the route … I’ve been good with hats, sunblock and water, but lately it’s a little rougher. I may be bringing the golf umbrella next time -- *theoretically* we’re supposed to get some rain. Which could make the perceived heat better or worse. We shall see. And ‘den! While… Read more »

dv8
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I hope so too. TeX!

I’m sorry I have to sleep, as I’ve been up working all night.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Prayers for a positive outcome on the job front.

Sven
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Sven

Good on you, Tex! Keep moving forward -- something will break in your favor.

dv8
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Memories: All three sites are still up I think (including this one) The original DHD site and the old wheel, I think is up still also. It’s such an interesting thing, I wonder if Mike Knudsen would like to do a “Down the Rabbit Hole” episode of the whole epic saga. It would be just the kind of thing he might be interested in. It’s amazing when you think about it. Sven: If I recall correctly, “Automock” was Harper’s idea, She can really be a disruptive force : ) She knew it would probably be easy enough for the Joes… Read more »

dv8
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Big Route is over for the morning. I blew a tire on the company car I take on the route. So I was pretty close to my home oddly enough. So… I drove very carefully back to where I live. And I could not for the life of me figure out how to work the spare tire in that thing (which is a weird Caddy SUV) So, I took MY caddy back to work and tried all the other vehicles that I knew weren’t being used that morning. This ended up being the BIG VAN that they use to bring… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Sorry to hear about your work woes, but glad you were able to get it all sorted out. The engineer in me wants to look at that spare tire.

Sven
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Sven

Like you said, the bright side -- more pay!

dv8
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even if I sleep too late this afternoon, I’ll pop on when I wake up.

Have a wonderful day, everyone.

Sven
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Sven

Good-bye, Columbus. I have a very vague memory of seeing that statue at Grant Park when I was maybe 3 or so. It’s a mistake giving in to the mob on an anything and then taking action in the middle of the night. Coward.